Glenn Beck's Cash Machine (SLIDESHOW)

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You might know Glenn Beck as the wild and wildly popular Fox News Channel talk show star.

But as Beck was growing into stardom at Headline News, he built a media operation that stretches from radio to the web to concert halls and convention centres.

Throw in the second piece of a $3 million book deal with Simon and Schuster, and the voice of the conservative opposition is on track to have an $18 million year.

Here’s breakdown of how he made it.

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